The Best Football Players Ever Football Players (American)
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The Best Football Players Ever

List Criteria: Only pro football players. Please vote for the players based on his career accomplishments

One of the hot topics of debate not only among NFL fans but pundits as well is who is the best football player of all time. It's a very difficult question to answer and one that can't be answered very easily. Do you rank a quarterback above an offensive lineman and likewise for a defensive end versus a wide receiver. Many of the players on this list have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, so this is a list of the best of the best players

All time greats like Jim Brown, Jerry Rice, Joe Montana and Lawrence Taylor are deservedly on this list. These players dominated the league when they played, often causing chaos on the field and often terrorized opponents and breaking the hearts of those fans. Football fans can agree that regardless of position, the players on this list should be considered among the best football players ever. These players' stats and overall influence on the way the game was played factor into why they're considered the best.Vote for the football player you consider to be the greatest of all time. It's not an easy choice and you pretty much can't go wrong with any of these superstar players. There's a reason why they're considered the best football players ever and this your chance to choose who is the best of the best.
List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
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  1. 1
    Up 590
    Down 236

    most listed
    Joe Montana

    1956 More
    100
  2. 2
    Up 657
    Down 248

    the people's #1
    Jerry Rice

    1962 More
    100
  3. 3
    Up 547
    Down 204
    1954 More
    99
  4. 4
    Up 592
    Down 173

    ranked low on reranks
    Barry Sanders

    1968 More
    98
  5. 5
    Up 383
    Down 179
    1959 More
    88
  6. 6
    Up 372
    Down 199
    1936 More
    88
  7. 7
    Up 506
    Down 300
    1976 More
    87
  8. 8
    Up 311
    Down 196
    1960 More
    82
  9. 9
    Up 293
    Down 171
    1961 More
    81
  10. 10
    Up 276
    Down 146
    1961 More
    81
  11. 11
    Up 238
    Down 169

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Johnny Unitas

    1933 More
    81
  12. 12
    Up 291
    Down 143
    1969 More
    80
  13. 13
    Up 401
    Down 244
    1977 More
    80
  14. 14
    Up 248
    Down 121
    1946 More
    80
  15. 15
    Up 232
    Down 138
    1942 More
    78
  16. 16
    Up 316
    Down 155
    1975 More
    78
  17. 17
    Up 272
    Down 155
    1969 More
    78
  18. 18
    Up 210
    Down 101
    1959 More
    76
  19. 19
    Up 281
    Down 108

    ranked low on reranks
    Deion Sanders

    1967 More
    74
  20. 20
    Up 166
    Down 114
    1921 More
    73
  21. 21
    Up 141
    Down 90
    1934 More
    72
  22. 22
    Up 152
    Down 63
    1960 More
    72
  23. 23
    Up 196
    Down 113
    1948 More
    72
  24. 24
    Up 196
    Down 122
    1976 More
    71
  25. 25
    Up 152
    Down 91
    1938 More
    71
  26. 26
    Up 185
    Down 92
    1961 More
    71
  27. 27
    Up 240
    Down 87

    ranked low on reranks
    Adrian Peterson

    1985 More
    70
  28. 28
    Up 200
    Down 92

    ranked low on reranks
    Randy Moss

    1977 More
    70
  29. 29
    Up 130
    Down 85
    1914 More
    69
  30. 30
    Up 125
    Down 101

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Mike Singletary

    1958 More
    69
  31. 31
    Up 150
    Down 79
    1952 More
    67
  32. 32
    Up 146
    Down 72
    1973 More
    67
  33. 33
    Up 146
    Down 76
    1955 More
    66
  34. 34
    Up 139
    Down 90
    1966 More
    66
  35. 35
    Up 128
    Down 67
    1965 More
    66
  36. 36
    Up 132
    Down 87
    1943 More
    66
  37. 37
    Up 108
    Down 84
    1963 More
    65
  38. 38
    Up 145
    Down 79
    1939 More
    65
  39. 39
    Up 111
    Down 72
    1927 More
    65
  40. 40
    Up 95
    Down 81
    1913 More
    61
  41. 41
    Up 94
    Down 64
    1942 More
    61
  42. 42
    Up 62
    Down 34
    1978 More
    60
  43. 43
    Up 108
    Down 79
    1936 More
    60
  44. 44
    Up 67
    Down 75

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Raymond Berry

    1933 More
    59
  45. 45
    Up 89
    Down 64
    1945 More
    59
  46. 46
    Up 123
    Down 104
    1947 More
    59
  47. 47
    Up 75
    Down 56
    1945 More
    59
  48. 48
    Up 63
    Down 63

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    John Hannah

    1951 More
    58
  49. 49
    Up 69
    Down 52
    1979 More
    58
  50. 50
    Up 113
    Down 77
    1952 More
    58
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